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#4708613 - 03/27/18 04:02 PM Kia Stinger --- opinions?
2008wrx Offline

Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 182
Loc: CA
I think its a cool looking car; but seems like a bit overpriced on the GT model? Did you test drive one? Youtube in general have positive reviews...

#4708617 - 03/27/18 04:09 PM Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx]
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Registered: 11/15/08
Posts: 424
Loc: Illinois
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#4708619 - 03/27/18 04:12 PM Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx]
rooflessVW Offline

Registered: 12/24/11
Posts: 3661
Loc: North Carolina
I drove one while waiting for a tire patch a few weeks ago. Impressive for a Kia, but not for me at that price.
"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."

#4708623 - 03/27/18 04:16 PM Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx]
Quattro Pete Offline

Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 35561
Loc: Great Lakes
My biggest issue is paying 50 grand for a Kia. I have a similar issue with Dodge, but at least it gets you a HEMI.
'02 530i (Edge HM 10W-40)
'15 Q5 3.0T (Edge 5W-40)

#4708634 - 03/27/18 04:28 PM Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx]
RamFan Offline

Registered: 05/09/10
Posts: 1961
Loc: Illinois, U.S.A
I know that I'm in the minority here, but I honestly just don't like the car aesthetically. It's ugly, plain and simple. I could get over the whole "It's a Kia" sentiment if it performed well AND looked good, but it'd have to look REALLY good.

That's how I feel about the Taurus SHO. I understand that it's a sleeper and can hang with the big boys, but it's not exactly appealing (granted, more so than the Stinger), plus you then have to tell people you drive a...Taurus sick.
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#4708646 - 03/27/18 04:38 PM Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx]
MCompact Offline

Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 4057
Loc: KY
At least it's available in RWD- although my local dealer orders all the GT2 models in AWD. Meh.
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#4708691 - 03/27/18 05:25 PM Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx]
skyactiv Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4167
Loc: The Midwest
I sat in one at the Columbus Auto Show recently. I didn't care for the drivers seating position. It's awkward feeling. It is sharp in my opinion however.
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
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#4708773 - 03/27/18 06:33 PM Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx]
ctrcbob Offline

Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 605
Loc: Mount Dora FL, Penfield NY, R...
If I was going to buy, it would be the 2.0T Premium with the Driver Select. (The 2.0T has more than enough power for me). There is one thing I can't live with. Due to the severe slope of the rear hatch, there is very limited visibility out the rear. If it were not for that, I'd want one. The 2.0T also has great gas mileage. (The 3.3TT has terrible gas Milage), Don't like the small 16 Gallon tank, compared to my Sonata's 18+ tank. Although the 3.3TT comes with (great) Brembo Brakes, the cost of a brake job is astronomical.

I'm waiting for the Stingers cousin, the Genesis G70 to come out. Will see if I like it.
Mount Dora FL,
Penfield NY
Roswell NM

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#4708900 - 03/27/18 08:40 PM Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx]
ls1mike Offline

Registered: 06/14/08
Posts: 5039
Loc: In the Garage...
I kind of like it. My only complaint is it is pricey. The basic concept is pretty cool.
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#4709066 - 03/27/18 10:51 PM Re: Kia Stinger --- opinions? [Re: 2008wrx]
97prizm Offline

Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 729
Loc: USA
There are a couple of issues with the Kia Stinger First no Dual clutch, plain slush box for that price isn't acceptable. Two From what I can tell the dealership experience with these cars has been terrible. Kia sales associates haven't ever sold anything that expensive and it brings in tire kickers. Should have been sold in a Hyundai dealership.
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